Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has called on the FA to study the video evidence on off-the-ball clash – which referee Howard Webb did not appear to see
Robin Van Persie is facing a possible three-match ban after being accused of elbowing Yohan Cabaye – as Manchester United hit top form and demolished Newcastle.
Alan Pardew called for the FA to look at an off-the-ball clash between Van Persie and the French midfielder, who collapsed in a heap clutching his head.
Van Persie could be hit by an FA charge today, because referee Howard Webb did not appear to see the 84th minute incident, and if found guilty he will face a ban.
Pardew said: “He has looked at Yohan and elbowed him. That needs to be looked at. There was history from last year and I don’t know if Robin has got caught in that. That was a bit of unsavoury-ness in the game.
“I thought Yohan would not have gone down if he has not done something. I did not see myself it at first but have looked at it on the replays and it looks like he looked at him then has then put his elbow there.
“Should the FA look at it? That is for them to look at, not me.”
Webb will have to decide today whether, using video evidence, he would have sent off Van Persie.